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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Nigeria - W. Africa

Lesley Nneka Arimah | Release date: 24 Aug 2017

A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY is a debut with all the imagination of Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl and the toughness of Elena Ferrante...

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Evening Primrose

South Africa - S. Africa

Kopana Matlwa | Release date: 27 Jul 2017

With urgency and tenderness Evening Primrose explores issues of race, gender and the medical profession through the eyes of a junior doctor. When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, her ambition is tested as she faces the stark reality of South Africa’...

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What We Lose

South Africa - S. Africa

Zinzi Clemmons | Release date: 11 Jul 2017

Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, an...

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The Architecture of Loss

South Africa - S. Africa

Z. P. Dala | Release date: 4 Jul 2017

Afroze arrives in Brighton to find that her mother, Sylvie―who was a doctor and a fierce activist during the dark days of the anti-apartheid struggle―is a shadow of her formidable self, but Sylvie has still retained her sarcasm and anger toward the daughter that she sent away. Somehow,...

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When We Speak of Nothing

Nigeria - W. Africa

Olumide Popoola | Release date: 3 Jul 2017

“Some of the women walked so slow they were, like, floating. For real. Heads perfectly straight. Hips swaying, left, slow, right, slow, step, slow. If you didn’t concentrate you would think they weren’t moving at all, their bodies just hanging in space…”Best m...

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Sweet Sixteen

Nigeria - W. Africa

Bolaji Abdullahi | Release date: 28 Feb 2017

Aliya has to constantly remind her father that she is not a child but a ‘young adult’. He does not always agree with her. But now that she is turning sixteen, he is sitting up and taking notice. The unexpected birthday card from him is replaced by a present and a no hold barred...

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Behold the Dreamers

Cameroon - C. Africa

Imbolo Mbue | Release date: 26 Jun 2017

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior execu...

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No Place to Call Home: Love, Loss, Belonging

DR Congo - C. Africa

J. J. Bola | Release date: 22 Jun 2017

As the family attempts to integrate and navigate modern British society, as well as hold on to their roots and culture, they meet Tonton, a sapeur, womaniser, alcohol-loving, party enthusiast, who, much to Papa’s dislike, after losing his job, moves in with them. Tonton introduces the fa...

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Blind Spot

Nigeria - W. Africa

Teju Cole | Release date: 13 Jun 2017

When it comes to Teju Cole, the unexpected is not unfamiliar: He’s an acclaimed novelist, an influential essayist, and an internationally exhibited photographer. In Blind Spot, readers follow Cole’s inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm as he continues to refine the voice, e...

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Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

DR Congo - C. Africa

Ira Dworkin | Release date: 12 Jun 2017

In his 1903 hit “Congo Love Song,” James Weldon Johnson recounts a sweet if seemingly generic romance between two young Africans. While the song’s title may appear consistent with that narrative, it also invokes the site of King Leopold II of Belgium’s brutal coloni...

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